Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags....

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Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags....

Post by Jaap N. » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:35 am

Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday announced plans to build a promenade down the city’s waterfront, picking up where the current riverfront walkway ends around the Chaktomuk theatre and extending some four kilometres south to the Monivong bridge.

Municipality spokesman Long Dimanche said yesterday that while there were no clear plans on when to start, the city was already discussing it with riverfront hotels.

...forbidding supermarkets and convenience stories from giving out plastic bags on weekends.

.....click to read the full article in the Phnom Penh Post.....
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/w ... lans-works" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Personally I think it's a great idea to extend the riverside, I love the place, great for an afternoon stroll..
About the plastic bags: a very good initiative, I assume after the weekend ban a total ban will follow, now they pack even the smallest things in a bag, it's silly, really.
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by iluvu » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:39 am

I hate when my pack of smokes are put in a bag because I always endnup using the bag as a hat, actually I do like the bag now that I think about it.
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:13 pm

I like your hat.
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by Jaap N. » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:29 pm

^You seem to be obsessed with hats... :mrgreen:
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by wackyjacky » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:54 pm

People will have to bring their own bags for shopping. Paper bags are probably pretty worthless considering the dog-sh*t quality of paper in SEA. Let's hope for a complete ban w/Styrofoam included. Breathing burning plastic is one of the banes of my existence here in SHV.
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by frank lee bent » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:35 pm

Breathing burning plastic fumes accounts for teh high proportion of ladyboys in Thailand according to some loonies from facebook (maybe).
Endocrine disruption was teh proposition and it went downhill from there fast.
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by vladimir » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:27 pm

An excellent idea!

I came across this from 2008, which made me laugh:

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/c ... y-not-sale" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Oh yes it, is, and so is the country. Get used to it.
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:55 pm

vladimir wrote:An excellent idea!

I came across this from 2008, which made me laugh:

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/c ... y-not-sale" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Oh yes it, is, and so is the country. Get used to it.
Yes,big difference between ideas and reality - idea(lism) from 2008 and actual situation today.

Quote PPP:

"Without appropriately planning to cope with such a growth in traffic, Phnom Penh will become a place where outdoor pollution is increasingly a concern. The Pearl Plan was well-aware of these issues. It integrated the interaction between land use, transportation and environmental planning into the existing elements of the city, hoping that Phnom Penh would become more livable. We wanted to make sure that the development of Phnom Penh today would not compromise the city for the generation of tomorrow. "

Unfortunately, PP is still waiting for some "planning"...

That said: yes, stop the plastic bags at least. Why not? (No more ladyboys ??? WTF - so much plastic is being burnt every day that we should all be ladyboys in that case. :Yahoo!: )
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by Sailorman » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:18 pm

Instead of a tourist walk how about a working citywide municipal bus system.
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Re: Big plans for the riverside... and no more plastic bags.

Post by vladimir » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:05 pm

Sailorman wrote:Instead of a tourist walk how about a working citywide municipal bus system.
Dude, you just used a very offensive word, you had better hope no khmers are reading this.

'Working'?

wtf is wrong with you?
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